Licorice root contains a lot of flavonoids and has a good amount of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, and vitamin E.
How to use licorice root for skin?
Here is a list of licorice root powder uses and we will describe how to use licorice root for the skin.
Licorice Powder Uses for Skin
- Whiten Skin
Licorice powder helps in whitening the skin. Take licorice powder, cucumber, tomato, lemon, and sandalwood. Apply this mixture on the skin. Rinse your face after 30 minutes. Repeat the same daily.
- Treat Rosacea
Make a paste by mixing licorice powder, honey, & aloe Vera. Apply it on the face and rinse it after it dries.
- Get Rid Of Corns and callus
Mix 1 tablespoon of licorice powder with mustard oil to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on the affected area of your feet before going to sleep. Now, cover it with a bandage and leave it for overnight. Wake up in the morning and remove the bandage. Wash your feet with warm water. Repeat this daily before going to sleep.
- Treat Measles
Add 1/2 tablespoon both of licorice and honey to 1 glass of warm water. Stir it well and drink it.
- Treat Genital Herpes
Make a paste of licorice powder and water. Apply it on the affected area and keep it for several hours. Repeat this 3-4 times daily.
- Treat Jock Itch
Add 6 teaspoon of licorice powder to 1 cup of water in a pan, boil it for 10-15 minutes and stir it. Now, dip a clean cotton ball in this water and apply it to the affected areas. Repeat this for 2 times per day.
- Recovers Skin discoloration (melasma)
Earlier it was suggested to apply a cream containing licorice for two times daily for 60 days. It lightens the skin in people suffering from skin discolorations due to melasma.
- Treats Itchy and inflamed skin (eczema)
Apply a gel mixed with licorice powder and repeat it three times daily for 2 weeks. It will reduce redness, swelling, and itching.
- Remove Freckles
Take a half teaspoon of licorice powder mix with 4 teaspoons of jojoba oil and you can store it in a bottle. Using a cotton ball, apply this mixture to the affected area of skin. Rinse your face after 30 minutes. Repeat the same daily. It also whitens the skin.
- Cures Psoriasis
A research suggested that applying a cream of the mixture of licorice and milk to the skin for 4 weeks will improve skin peeling in patients suffering from psoriasis.
- Relieve Shingles Pain
Make a good thick paste of licorice powder and water. Apply this paste on the affected area and let it be dry. Now, rinse it off. Repeat this for 2-3 times a day.
You can also make a tea of licorice root; let it sit and apply it to your affected area. Repeat this for 3-4 times a day.
Supports Oral Health
Licorice root extract is now being used in many oral products, such as mouthwash and toothpaste. You can brush your teeth with licorice root powder or gargle with a mouthwash containing licorice.
The antibacterial & antimicrobial properties of licorice can do the following Benefits.
Health Benefits of licorice root on teeth are-
- Reduce plaque
- Removes bad breath
- Keep the gums & teeth healthy and strong
- Prevent the growth of bacteria causing a cavity
- Whitens Teeth- Chew one small piece of the dried licorice root.
- Remove Phlegm –
Firstly, add 1 teaspoon of the dried licorice root to 1 cup of water and then bring it to a boil. Next, strain this decoction and have it 3 times daily. This decoction aids in reducing phlegm in the throat and relieve the throat quickly.
Other uses of Licorice Root
1. Treats Heartburn and Acid Reflux
Take two combinations of products containing licorice root and make a tea for reducing heartburn.
You can also chew the licorice roots after having a meal.
2. Stops Wheezing
Crush a licorice root and add a cup of water in a pan. Boil it and Let it sit for few minutes. It helps in treating wheezing in children, you can give this tea to your child daily for few weeks.
3. Recovery after surgery
Research suggests that sucking a tablet containing licorice before 30 minutes of inserting a tube through the mouth into the trachea reduces cough during surgery. Also, gargling with a fluid made with licorice, before tube insertion lowers the complications when the breathing tube is removed.
4. Stops Bleeding
Earlier it was recommended that applying a product containing licorice, to the skin reduces bleeding during surgery. It was also advised to apply the same after dental surgery to reduce bleeding.
5. Mouth ulcer or canker sores
A Research proposed that applying a paste containing licorice on the inner side of the mouth for few hours daily lowers the size of canker sores but does not heal quickly. It was also found that applying licorice patches and gargling with warm water consisting licorice reduces pain in patients having mouth ulcers.
6. Grow Thick Hair and Controls Hair Fall
Mix licorice powder, milk, & saffron. Apply this mixture on hair to get a long thick hair. Now cover your hair, leave it overnight. Wake up in the morning and shampoo your hair.
7. Treat HPV Infection
Apply a crushed piece of the licorice root directly to the affected skin areas for 2 months to treat HPV infection.
8. Treat Motion Sickness and nausea
Chew licorice candy to avoid nausea during your traveling. It also reduces and controls the symptoms of motion sickness.
9. Treats High cholesterol
A research found that taking licorice root extract daily up to 1 month reduces bad cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol in people having high cholesterol.
10. Relieve Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or Diverticulitis Pain
People suffering from frequent constipation-related to IBS, Licorice root extract can improve bowel movements. Just make a licorice tea and drink it daily.
11. Treat Liver disease not related to alcohol use
Take 2 grams of licorice root extract daily for 2 months reduces
12. Treat Atopic Dermatitis
Drink licorice root tea 2-3 times a day for few weeks.
13. Treat Swollen Glands
You need to mix the following ingredients
- 1 cup of the dried licorice root
- 2 to 3 tablespoon of whole cloves
- 1/4 cup of the dried chamomile flowers
- 1/2 cup of cinnamon chips
Mix it all and store it in a jar. Take 2 tablespoons of this mixture then add water, boil it. Now, let it simmer for 10 minutes in medium heat. Strain it and drink it.
14. Weight loss
Licorice can reduce body fat. Consume licorice product (Glavonoid) daily for 8 weeks. It will show you the effect on your weight or body fat.
15. Treats Cough or dry throat or Tonsillitis
Boil licorice root in a pan having a cup of water. Let it sit for few minutes and drink the tea twice a day. It will soothe your throat.
16. Treat Earaches
Make a paste of the licorice powder, and clarified butter. Apply it on your ear with an earbud; this will help you in treating earaches.
17. Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Drink licorice root tea 2-3 times a day for few weeks.
18. Treat Hot Flashes during menopause
Drink licorice root tea 2 times a day.
19. Treat Arthritis
Licorice root contains anti-inflammatory properties which are effective in preventing and curing arthritis. Drink licorice root tea 2 times a day
20. Treat Fever Blisters
Licorice root powder, mix it with clean water. Drink the mixture daily.
21. Treat Chest Congestion
Take licorice root, ginger powder and add water in a pan. Mix it all and let it sit for few minutes. Drink the tea two times a day.
22. Treat Asthma
Add 2 teaspoon of licorice powder and a cup of water in a pan. Boil it, cover it and let it sit for 10 minutes. Now, strain and add honey. Drink it daily.
23. Treat Hoarseness
Drink licorice root tea 3 times a day.
24. Treat Stomach Ulcers
Take Licorice extract mix it with cooked broken rice & water, Eat it.
25. Treat Bronchitis
Drink licorice root tea 2 times a day for a week.
26. Treat Cold Sores
Mix a paste of licorice powder and water. Now, apply it to the cold sores.
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